Thomas A. Oetting, MD, MS

4.81 out of 5 (1693 ratings)

Clinical Professor, Rodolfo N. Perez Jr., MD, and Margaret Perez Professor in Ophthalmology Education, Ophthalmology Residency Program Director
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
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"I went into ophthalmology because I was fascinated by the beauty and function of the eye. Why Iowa? I love the spirit and camaraderie of Iowans. Our patients take pride in University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and our mission to train the next generation of leaders in medicine. " — Thomas A. Oetting




Adult Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Special Procedures and Treatments

  • Complex cataract surgery
  • Intraocular lens exchange and repositioning (IOL implant)
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Routine cataract surgery

Diseases and Conditions

  • Complex cataracts
  • Routine cataracts


200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242



American Board of Ophthalmology


  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
  • BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Duke University, Durham, N.C.


  • Medical Internship, St. John's Mercy Medical Center, Wildwood, Mo.
  • Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa


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4.81 out of 5 (1693 ratings)